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Adam Vaughan: Casinos are bad for cities

July 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

By Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina)

Not convinced?  Then check out what’s happening in every corner of the continent. Google “No Casino” and see what comes up. Whether it’s Vancouver or Miami, Manhattan, Gettysburg or Pawtucket, city after city, town after town, everyone seems to be fighting a casino proposal.

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The Globe and Mail’s great idea

March 16th, 2012 · Comments Off on The Globe and Mail’s great idea


The site of future development of the expansion for the Globe and Mail offices is now a Toyota car dealership. Perry King/Gleaner News

By Alexa Huffman

The Globe and Mail office plans were received with applause on Jan. 30 after a community meeting unveiled the new design.

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(Dis)information boards

March 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment


Many InfoToGoPillars are standing at spots around the downtown core. Perry King/Gleaner News

By Mike Shulman

The growing presence of pillars with reduced information and more advertising have drawn the ire of public space advocates, city councillors, and local residents and businesses.

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Vaughan addresses BQNA

March 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment


uncillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina) speaks with residents of the Bathurst and Queen’s Quay area at Windward Co-operative Homes on Feb 29. Rasheed Clarke/Gleaner News.

By Rasheed Clarke

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Welcome to the neighbourhood? Residents attempt community building at CityPlace

September 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

By Michael Radoslav

Councillor Adam Vaughan leads a Jane’s Walk through CityPlace. Courtesy Gary Pieters.

While condo projects have dotted the Toronto skyline for years, at CityPlace some see more than just construction underway—they see the potential for a great community.

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No stones thrown over Bloor-Bathurst condo talks

May 26th, 2011 · 3 Comments

By Perry King

Unlike many development disputes across the city, talks between developers and residents have been so healthy for a proposed Bloor-Bathurst condo that the project has already been scaled down considerably.

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Election results for your ward

October 26th, 2010 · Comments Off on Election results for your ward

In Ward 20, Adam Vaughan easily won re-election with 74 per cent of the vote. Mike Yen, whose platform was very similar to Mayor-elect Rob Ford, and whose message of “Stop the War on Fun” resonated with local fraternities and bars, including the Brunswick House, came in a distant second with 3,601 votes. Dean Maher, Roman Polochansky and Ken Osadchuck picked up 6, 2, and 1 per cent of the vote, respectively.

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Asked, answered: Street merchant restrictions, garbage, and cycling big issues in Ward 20

October 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Compiled by Perry King and Emina Gamulin

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Frats fight back, but can they win the battle against Vaughan?

September 17th, 2010 · Comments Off on Frats fight back, but can they win the battle against Vaughan?

Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity members cleaning up Taddle Creek Park over the summer. Courtesy Delta Kappa Epsilon.

By Tim Legault

Fraternity houses are voicing their concerns over the proposed changes in rooming house bylaws and licensing rules that Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) has been championing for some time.

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Toronto’s harmonized zoning bylaw now in effect

September 2nd, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Perry King

At 9:47 p.m. on Aug. 25, Toronto city council voted 37–0 to approve the hotly debated harmonized zoning bylaw.

The new bylaw, arising from an eight-year harmonization exercise, now regulates the use of land and buildings, including their height, size, bulk, and location. Written with a common terminology and set of defined zoning terms, the bylaw consolidates 43 former bylaws that were grandfathered from pre-amalgamation Toronto.

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Letters to the editor: bike activist and Adam Vaughan hash it out [LETTER]

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Hamish Wilson sends more letters to the Gleaner than anyone else (except Rudolph Manook, but that’s another story). Wilson’s letters are invariably about cycling issues. This month, it seems he went on the offensive with Councillor Adam Vaughan, who hit right back:

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Party’s over: Frats may lose rooming house exemption

June 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Jacob Arnfield

Is there a difference between a fraternity and a rooming house?

Historically, municipalities with rooming house laws say yes. When Toronto’s rooming house legislation was first instituted, fraternity and sorority houses were exempted, but this is not likely to be the case for much longer.

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